First released in 2002, Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for i686 and x86-64 computer architectures. Its design focuses on simplicity, security, and efficiency. Unlike other operating systems that use discrete versions, Arch Linux updates on a rolling release model, offering continuous, incremental upgrades to keep the system up-to-date.
Variations of Arch Linux
- ArchBSD, which uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel
- ArchHurd, which uses the GNU Hurd kernel rather than the Linux kernel
- Arch Linux ARM, which runs on ARM devices including the Raspberry Pi
- ArchBang Linux, which implements an Openbox-based desktop environment inspired by Crunchbang Linux